We’ve finally gotten a release date for The Defenders and now, it’s looking like Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) going to be the only costumed superhero when the Netflix team-up series drops in August.
In a recent interview, Cox let it slip that his stunt double was able to film with the other three Defenders, because he was the only one to wear a mask.
“Do you know what, when we filmed the first two seasons of Daredevil, it destroyed me. Defenders is slightly different because it has four of us. We can’t all be together all the time so there’s a lot more time off,” Cox told Boogaloo Radio. “The way it worked out is quite cool because since my character is the only one that has a mask, when we did action sequences they have to make sure they get the other three doing their bits because they could always use my stunt double.”
Daredevil is the only hero to show up in a comic-accurate costume in his respective series. While Luke Cage alluded to the retro look for the title character, and we saw Jessica Jones’ classic look in a brief cameo with Trish Walker. Danny Rand, however, was the only character to not even get a hint at his classic look.
Marvel’s The Defenders is the miniseries that will bring together all of Marvel's Netflix stars, including Iron Fist (Finn Jones) Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), and Luke Cage (Mike Colter), to protect New York City from its greatest threat yet.
Marvel's The Defenders is developed by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. The miniseries will also feature Sigourney Weaver as the villain, Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver), and several recurring guest stars from Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, and Marvel's Iron Fist, including Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.
Marvel's The Defenders is the culmination of everything Marvel Television has been building up to so far with its Netflix series. It began in Marvel's Daredevil, where Matt Murdock became the Devil of Hell's Kitchen to fight off criminals in the area. He went up against Kingpin and the Punisher and eventually uncovered a vast conspiracy involving the cult-like crime organization called The Hand.
Marvel's Jessica Jones followed and told the story of a would-be superhero traumatized by a long period of being mind-controlled by a villain known as Killgrave. Jessica managed to fight and kill her tormentor, but it seems unlikely that she's ready to give the superhero life another try.
Luke Cage was introduced in Jessica Jones but moved to Harlem for his own series. The escaped convict with super strength and unbreakable skin tried to make a new life for himself, but couldn't avoid being pulled into a power struggle for Harlem that sent him back to prison.
Finally, Marvel's Iron Fist saw Danny Rand return to New York City after spending 15 years growing up in the mystical city of K'un Lun. Having mastered the power of the Iron Fist, Danny is now the sworn enemy of the Hand.
Marvel's The Defenders premieres on Netflix on Aug. 18, 2017.
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